Norwegian blackened avant-gardists ENSLAVED are set to release their 15th studio album, Utgard, on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. In a trailer released this week, guitarist Ivar Bjørnson discusses the current band line-up and the recording of the new album.
Utagrd will be available in the following formats:
- CD jewel case (available with signed insert from Recordstore.co.uk)
- Limited Edition Black Vinyl (available with signed insert from Recordstore.co.uk)
- Limited Edition Grey Vinyl (300 copies)
- Limited Edition Blue Vinyl (300 copies) – SOLD OUT
- Limited Edition UK Exclusive Transparent Green Vinyl (300 copies + available with signed insert from Recordstore.co.uk)
Cinematic Summer Tour information: For this forward-thinking concept, ENSLAVED joined forces with three festivals, to present fans with three different shows. After a hugely successful stream in conjunction with Roadburn Festival, the band have two remaining shows left:
August 20th – the second show will be a Below The Lights set, presented by Beyond The Gates festival.
September 30th – the band will end their virtual tour at Summer Breeze festival with a presentation of some new songs, for Utgard – The Journey Within.
Guitarist Ivar stated: “‘We must stick apart’ is a proverb of Discordianism (a religion I might or might not have just made up) that might fit the situation we are all in now. We are all isolated in various degrees; and we all miss live music. So, we have stuck apart and with our fantastic team of super-people in management, label and booking, plus three of our best friends who happen to be the very creme de la creme of European Festivals; we are now able to present this digital festival-tour. We are already hard at work preparing sets and shows that will make this one for the (e-)books. Thank you for your support, faith in us and patience – to have fans like you is an absolute privilege. See you in the ether!”
Ivar Bjørnson | guitars
Grutle Kjellson | vocals
Arve ‘Ice Dale’ Isdal | guitar
Håkon Vinje | Keyboards, Clean Vocals
Iver Sandøy | Drums